The Aodh Ruadh GAA club is about to go ‘wild’ this weekend as members walk/run the entire length of the Wild Atlantic Way to raise funds for local charities.
The Ballyshannon community is planning to conquer 2600km in 72 hours from 9am on Friday 8th May 2020 to 9am on Monday 11th May – all keeping within their 5km exercise limits.
Members will be remembering two former Aodh Ruadh legends, Billy Finn and John Larkin, every step of the way.
The major challenge was organised as an alternative to an annual U14 memorial hurling tournament which is usually held each May. The original plan was for members to do 1000km in 72hours, but the huge response to the challenge has inspired them to go the extra mile.
Organiser John Rooney is calling for a great show of support for the challenge: “Help us get from Kinsale to Malin Head in memory of two great characters Billy Finn and John Larkin and raise much-needed funds for Irish Wheelchair Association Donegal Branch, Liquid Therapy, Donegal Alzheimer’s Association and the Patients Comfort Fund, Shiel Hospital. All local charities whose fundraising efforts have been seriously affected by Covid 19.
“We’re asking anyone anywhere taking on a run/walk this weekend to screenshot the distance and a selfie and send it to our event page or whatsapp it to 0862587793.
“If you would like to donate to this fundraiser click on the link below. Thanks again for all the support and good wishes for our challenge!”
The challenge is taking place in strict accordance with the government regulations in relation to Covid 19. Participants must exercise within 5 km radius of your home, only exercise on your own or with people from your own household.